Media Buddy

Media Buddy

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    21,694
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-second audio, 3-minute video output); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    21.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Ramka's Media Buddy offers several advantages over freeware media converters, especially if your PC has a CUDA-capable NVIDIA graphics card. Media Buddy can utilize your GPU's processing power for super-fast file conversion, especially with large files and high-quality formats. But ATi isn't left out of the mix, either: Media Buddy is also optimized to take advantage of your ATi card's codes, or your Intel CPU's built-in graphics' processing power. Media Buddy handles a wide range of audio and video formats, including HD formats. It also burns CDs and DVDs. Media Buddy is free to try, although the free trial version only converts 30 seconds of audio or three minutes of video. It runs in a wide range of Windows versions, from 2000 to 8. We tried it in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Media Buddy's user interface is similar in layout and style to other media converters we've tried, with some variations, though that's largely a case of form following function. The large main window displays files and buttons on the left side add and remove files and folders, and let you select output. Large "Pause" and "Start" buttons, a volume slider, and similar controls round out the control suite. We like the "Copy to iPad" button for fast file transfers. First we needed files to transfer. We recommend unchecking the box labeled "Start Conversion Immediately," until you've selected your Output Format from a drop-down menu since Media Buddy will start converting files as soon as you add them. Once you've got things set, you can recheck the box for extra speed.

We ran Media Buddy in PCs with Intel CPUs and both ATi and CUDA-capable NVIDIA graphics cards. While differences in each PC's performance and resources make comparisons difficult, there's no doubt Media Buddy works fast. The software's ability to tap your GPU's extra processing power can make a big difference, especially with large files or batches. Whether it's enough to put Media Buddy ahead of freeware with similar capabilities depends on your needs and your system. But if you have an ATi or a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA video card, Media Buddy is definitely worth a try.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Media Buddy 3.4.6.

 
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5 stars

"Quick and easy, gets the job done! Great support"

December 22, 2014  |  By coldrum

 |  Version: Media Buddy 4.5.4

Pros

Easy to use simple interface, robust engine

Cons

I haven't really experienced any cons to date, in previous versions there was a slight audio sync problem in some files but have not seen it since. This could have been an error on my part.

Summary

Great little package, does everything I need it too and the support is fantastic

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5.4
Version 4.5.4 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Ramka
Publisher web site http://www.soundtaxi.org
Release Date July 31, 2014
Date Added August 27, 2014
Version 4.5.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.71MB
File Name MediaBuddy_4.5.4-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,694
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-second audio, 3-minute video output
Price $19.99

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